Top positive review
Verstatile and spacious!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 November 2016
I've just bought this for travelling to Japan for a month, and did a test pack to make sure it fits everything I need. I've got roughly two weeks worth of clothes in, some toileteries, a leather jacket, a couple of pairs of shoes and a small bag. There's plenty of room left over and I haven't even put anything in the front pack yet. I do pack light though, as I only really need a spare change of jeans and a bunch of t-shirts, since I intend to use a laundromat while I'm there. Still, I think it's roomy, and versatile.
I like the adjustable shoulder straps. When it arrived they were positioned quite low, so when I put it on, the pack came up above my head, which I didn't like; but it was easy enough to adjust so that the pack sat lower on my back. Only problem now is the waist strap is more like hip-height, as I'm only 5'4". However, I don't think this will be much of an issue since I'm not going to be spending an awful lot of time carrying it compared to some people.
The small pack detaches nicely, has a couple of bottle holders either side and a front zip pocket. The main bag has 2 zip compartments inside, and a drawstring compartment in the very bottom. The bottom also clips to the main pack if you want to compress it. Has a handy waterproof sleeve hidden away, and the main straps on the back can be zipped away if you only intend to use it as a holdall or messenger bag.
There are multiple clips down the side to keep everything tucked in nicely, so if you don't fill it, you can make it slightly smaller and compact. I'm even considering taking my small camera tripod with me as it will probably clip to the sides (although not sure how I feel about it on the airplane.)
I love the way it opens like a suitcase, and the fact it has removable sturdy ridges in the back, so if you want it to be structured, you can keep them in.
I'm quite shocked I got this for only £60, as it's nowhere near the price I expected to pay for a pack.
I haven't been away with it yet, so perhaps I'll update my review after my trip!